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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

AP  |  Boston 

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with cars finds that the could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban

The report, released today by the Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly optimistic take on how autonomous vehicles could change cities.

Three companies are now testing cars in Boston's Seaport District. One of them, NuTonomy, has also partnered with ride-hailing service Lyft to research how passengers book and route a car.

The consulting group's study included a computer simulation of how downtown would change with the advent of taxis, buses and private cars. It would likely add vehicles to roads while simultaneously reducing time.

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 11:13 IST